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Help Barrhead Travel pup-cycle!

Posted: 18th March 2020

Barrhead Travel Cameron Toll has found a new and beneficial way of recycling their paper with Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home; all future discarded paper will be shredded and used to build beds for dogs housed at the shelter.

The idea stemmed from Barrhead Travel consultant, Pamela Tulloch, spotting an appeal for donations on an Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home social media post. After reaching out, Pamela discovered that a simple adjustment to their recycling regime could help ensure dogs from all over Edinburgh have a clean bed to sleep in at night.

Barrhead Travel Cameron Toll are now opening as local collection point for customers to recycle their discarded paper with all donations being collected monthly from the Edinburgh Dog and Cat home.

Victoria Dodds, Barrhead Travel Cameron Toll Store Manager said:

“Recycling paper just became a lot more heart-warming for us here at Barrhead Travel! It is amazing that a gesture so small can make such a wonderful difference and we encourage our local community to get involved. Helping our environment and a dog’s home environment at the same time – it’s a win, win!”

Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home has been part of the city since 1883, working in partnership with the community to welcoming lost, stray and abandoned pets from all corners of Edinburgh and the Lothians.

Rachel Kavish Wheatley, Director of Business Support at Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home said:

“Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home would like to thank Barrhead Travel for their donations. We also accept towels and blankets, but shredded paper makes great alternative bedding for any animals who tear up blankets and dog beds. In the absence of any government or local authority funding, we rely on the support of local businesses like Barrhead Travel to continue our mission to rescue, reunite and re home dogs and cats across Edinburgh and the Lothians.”

Barrhead Travel, based in the Cameron Toll Shopping Centre, opposite from The Card Factory and Boots, are open to receive all paper donations from 09:30-18.00 Monday – Saturday and 11:00-17:00 on Sundays. Please call the team on 0131 672 9080 for more information.

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